Category Archives for Faith

3 Reasons Christians Must Talk about Depression

There is help for Christians with depression. But sincere, Bible-believing Christians often hold back from talking about depression. For many Christians there is shame in admitting they’re depressed. They tell themselves that it shouldn’t be. They worry that their depression has resulted from sin or a lack of faith. They worry that they haven’t prayed […]

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5 Things You Can Do Today for Happier New Year

Are you relying on other people to make you happier? What if you could take some simple actions to have a happier new year? Maybe you’ve wished for more compliments or quality time from your spouse. A better job. Less stress. More money. Respect from your children. I occasionally get caught in that trap. All […]

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The Most Extraordinary Christmas Miracle

The most extraordinary Christmas miracle isn’t what you might think. It’s not the Christmas star, the angels singing, or the wise men arriving from the east. An Ordinary Encounter You’ve probably seen the pan-handlers at freeway off ramps. Their signs tell various stories along a similar theme. They want money. I’ve had various reactions to these […]

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Where is God When I’m Hurting?

We all hurt at various times in our lives. Some hurts leave deeper, more painful wounds than others. When the pain produces suffering, it’s not uncommon to wonder where is God when I’m hurting. The Source of My Pain When Mom got home from being away, I stopped what I was doing, and hurried to […]

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How to Be Saved Without Knowing Jesus

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to know Jesus. Knowing Jesus enables us to live an extraordinary life. Knowing Jesus gives us hope for an everlasting life. But what destiny awaits the millions of people who have never had the opportunity to know Jesus? Can a person be saved without knowing […]

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Working Out Your Own Salvation with Less Fear and Trembling

Philippians 2:12 and it’s call to work out your salvation with fear and trembling is one Bible passage that has caused me to lose sleep. Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling […]

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3 Benefits of the Forgotten Law of Gratitude

Like the well-known law of gravity,  I believe there is a law of gratitude. But unlike the law of gravity, the law of gratitude is often forgotten. My sophomore year in college I had a job delivering pizzas. One evening I had a delivery to the women’s dorm on the college campus. Thinking I’d save […]

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What’s God’s Purpose for My Life?

If you’ve asked yourself, “What’s God’s purpose for my life?” you’re not alone. I’ve asked that question, too. It’s a question people ask when they believe in God. I’ve often wished, even prayed, that God’s purpose would be more plain to me. To hear God speak it to me, would’ve been great. But God wouldn’t […]

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10 Questions About God: How Good Are Your Answers?

When I waded into the waters of baptism at age 15, my basic questions about God had been answered to my satisfaction. But in the years since, new questions have come up. On some of those questions, I’ve not been satisfied with the ordinary answers that I’ve been given. Perhaps you’ve had these same questions, […]

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